How to get the most out of your pumpkin this year

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Hello! I love pumpkin carving with my family but I never know how to utilize the pumpkin afterwards. Does anyone have any suggestions for cooking or baking with pumpkin?
 
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There was a delicious-sounding recipe for Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter and Bourbon in the New York Times a week or two ago. I'm completely over pumpkin-spice everything but this is on my to-bake list for this fall.
 
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I didn't know you could eat a pumpkin after it's been carved and set out for decoration. Isn't it rotted?
 
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I didn't know you could eat a pumpkin after it's been carved and set out for decoration. Isn't it rotted?
Agreed.

Plus there is the fact that the least flavorful example of this popular squash are the big ones that are marketed for Halloween decorations.

You can toast the seeds if you can get to it before they go all nasty but I don't even bother with that unless someone asks for them.

The best for cooking are the small 1-2 pound varieties.

mimi
 
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Pie pumpkin for cooking is a LOT different than the carving pumpkins that are pretty tasteless.
 
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